Silversea Unveils Grand Asia Pacific Voyage In Partnership With The Peninsula Hotels

Silversea Cruises has announced a partnership with The Peninsula Hotels that will enhance the programming for Silver Muse‘s 73-day Grand Asia Pacific Voyage, departing on February 2, 2019, as part of the First Quarter Itinerary for 2019 now open to reservations. The two renowned luxury brands will also collaborate on other Asia-focused itineraries.

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Silversea Cruises’ Silver Muse at Sea. The ship will embark on a 73-day Grand Asia Pacific Voyage, departing on February 2, 2019, as part of the First Quarter Itinerary for 2019.

Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, is recognized as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, Silver Discoverer, and with Silver Cloud joining the Expedition fleet in 2018, Silversea’s itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both Polar Regions and 1,000 fascinating destinations in between.

The Grand Asia Pacific Voyage will sail from Sydney to Tokyo, visiting 39 enchanting destinations in 12 countries. On this extraordinary journey, Silver Muse will trace a path through lands Down Under, revealing its unique cultures and breath-taking scenery — from Sydney’s iconic Opera House to the green-draped fjords of New Zealand‘s Milford Sound. The adventure then continues to the timeless treasures and futuristic vision of Asia, with a trio of segments encompassing Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China and Japan.

The Peninsula Hotels will enrich the experience for Silversea guests with insider knowledge provided on the exotic Asian destination by an on board team of local specialists and chefs. Guests will also enjoy exclusive events in select Asian cities, arranged in collaboration with The Peninsula Hotels.

Providing the perfect finishing touch will be a three-night post-cruise stay at The Peninsula Tokyo, where guests will be treated to a Japanese-themed dinner event in the hotel’s elegant Grand Ballroom.

We are delighted and honoured to have this opportunity to partner with such a legendary brand,” said Mr Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Silversea’s executive chairman. “The Peninsula Hotels shares our commitment to excellence and providing the highest level of personal attention, and we are certain this will be reflected in every detail of their contributions to our guests’ travel experience.”

Aboard Silver Muse guests enjoy spacious ocean-view suites, sumptuous cuisine at eight dining venues, the personalized service of a butler, and a generous selection of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, including a complimentary selection of wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks; in-suite bar stocked with guests’ preferences; in-suite 24-hour dining service; lecture and enrichment programs; roundtrip transportation into town (in most ports); on board gratuities (exclusive of spa treatments); and one hour of complimentary Wi-Fi per day for all guests.

We are delighted to announce this partnership with Silversea, which marks an exceptional and personalised travel opportunity. Silversea is globally recognised as an innovative leader in ultra-luxury cruising and The Peninsula is renowned as one of the world’s finest ultra-luxury hotel brands. By coming together, the two companies will offer a seamless and exquisite journey on sea and on land for our discerning guests,” said Mr Clement Kwok, CEO of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, owner and operator of The Peninsula Hotels. “We look forward to developing personalised programmes that will provide Silversea guests with truly memorable and authentic experiences of Asia’s culture, history and traditions.”

Gaetano Pesce Art Exhibition at The Peninsula Chicago

Aligning With Expo Chicago, The Peninsula Chicago Announces An Exhibition Celebrating Artist, Architect And Designer Gaetano Pesce Curated by Salon 94 Design

The Peninsula Chicago presents an exclusive art exhibition with works created by impresario artist, architect, and designer Gaetano Pesce. Curated by Salon 94 Design, the exhibition entitled, What it is to be Human,” aligns with the sixth annual EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, taking place at Navy Pier, September 13 to 17, 2017, and the Chicago Architecture Biennial September 16 to January 7, 2018. The collection is open to the public and displayed in the hotel, September 11 to October 9, 2017.

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Gaetano Pesce, Palladio Cabinet, 2007. Photo by Jeff Elstone

With this exhibition, The Peninsula Hotels is continuing its support of innovative public art around the world, by partnering with museums, galleries, and private collectors so guests may enjoy pioneering works by established masters and emerging artists. Each hotel has committed to supporting the arts and art-related Peninsula Academy programs.The Peninsula Chicago Logo

The exhibit title explains how Gaetano’s art connects with humanity, showcasing joy in each piece: featuring 20 objects including: Ritratto dell’ Uomo Centento Cabinet, 2016; Palladio Cabinet, 2007; two versions of Rug Wall Lamp, 2017; Friend Lamp, 2014; What it is to be human chandelier, 2012; Lake Table, 2012; Ricordo della Gamba Sinistra (Skin), 2015; Ritratto di quello che non guarda…o almeno così sembra (Skin), 2015; a selection of Tree Vases, 2015-2017; and ‘Donna’ chair 1969, on loan from Luminaire—an armchair and pouf—a metaphor of the female figure and whimsically comes with a ball and chain. All objects are available for purchase.

Gaetano Pesce's Rug Wall Lamps, 2017

Gaetano Pesce, Rug Wall Lamps, 2017

Maria Razumich-Zec, Regional Vice President and General Manager of The Peninsula Chicago says, “Known for celebrating thoughtful art within the hotel, it is our honor to display Mr. Pesce’s works that provoke thought, emotion and dialogue.”

We are extremely grateful for our partnership with The Peninsula Chicago as both our Official Hotel Sponsor and their ongoing commitment to presenting international artworks to the Chicago community,” said EXPO CHICAGO President | Director Tony Karman. “Gaetano Pesce is an internationally respected artist and this is a not-to-be-missed exhibition.”

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Expo Chicago 2017 logo

“The work of iconic designer Gaetano Pesce, at The Peninsula Chicago, highlights Salon 94 Design’s focus on radical design. Gaetano’s 50-year career is centered around experimenting with materials and technologies. Featured are his papier-mâche and resin tree vases, recalling the Tuscan landscape of his youth, alongside his explosive sculptural sconces,” said Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, owner of Salon 94 Design. Continue reading

The Peninsula Hotels Partners With Visionary Chinese Multimedia Artist Chen Man To Create Pink-Themed Interactive Installations For 2016 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women and the second-most common cancer in the world today, accounting for one in ten of all new cancers diagnosed worldwide, and nearly one in four female cancer cases. With these statistics in mind, The Peninsula Hotels decided to harness its resources and create the Peninsula In Pink Charitable Initiative.peninsula-hotels-logo

The creative theming of the annual Peninsula in Pink campaign is designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities in each hotels’ local communities. Launched in 2010, Peninsula in Pink is an annual event at all The Peninsula hotels in Asia, North America and Europe. Each hotel shows its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by creating pink-inspired afternoon teas, cocktails, dining and spa promotions and special events, with proceeds donated to a local breast cancer organization.

The Peninsula Hotels inspires guests to once again appreciate all things pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. The annual Peninsula in Pink campaign, now in its sixth year, champions the fight against breast cancer by raising awareness and funds for local charities that are leading the fight against breast cancer and providing much-needed care for patients. For the second year, The Art of Pink theme sees the hotels partnering with artists who share, through specially commissioned work, their point of view on the fight against breast cancer. This year, The company is proud to bring their collaboration with China’s most celebrated avant-garde photographer and multimedia artist, Chen Man, to a worldwide audience.

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China’s most celebrated avant-garde photographer and multimedia artist, Chen Man, the featured 2016 artist for The Peninsula Hotels’ annual Peninsula in Pink campaign.

On this occasion, the artist is presenting “Nao Nao” (挠挠), an exclusively commissioned series of art pieces that will be installed at ten Peninsula destinations around the world. Both exciting and intimate, the collection draws the sensual photographs that have cemented Chen Man’s style and success, [and] re-conceptualized with a subtle feminine theme in reference to the Peninsula In Pink Breast Cancer Initiative.  The artist’s lauded photographs are brought together for the first time on such a grand, international scale, and offer a unique opportunity for guests and visitors at each hotel to personally interact with the art in a novel way.

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Artwork Series “Nao Nao” by Chen Man

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Artwork Series “Nao Nao” by Chen Man

The Peninsula Hotels’ 2016 collaboration with Chen Man builds on the 2015 Peninsula in Pink campaign at The Peninsula Shanghai, where the artist presented the Touch Me… Take Care of Me video and documentary photography installation, which featured an interactive time-lapse photo shoot.

Each photograph will be covered by two pink dots – symbols of breasts and the colon, punctuation that precedes a conversation.  In a nod to The Peninsula Hotels’ focus on China this year, visitors will use traditional “Nao Nao” bamboo sticks to gently scrape the dots and slowly unveil the image behind. 

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Artwork Series “Nao Nao” by Chen Man

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Artwork Series “Nao Nao” by Chen Man

Chen Man’s inspiration for this installation stems from the Beijing of her childhood, where feelings and emotions were not shared publicly, and the selfless act of scratching a loved one’s back could best convey feelings of sympathy and understanding.  Continue reading

Holiday 2015: The Peninsula Hotels Celebrates The Spirit Of Giving With the Limited Edition Peninsula SnowPage Mascot

The Peninsula Hotels shares the festive spirit during the holiday season with the stylish return of the lovable holiday ambassador SnowPage, and the chance to win the ultimate Peninsula experience with “Golden Tickets” offering glamorous prizes for all the family.

Having raised more than USD 1.5 million since its launch in 2003, The Peninsula Hotels’ annual holiday fundraising campaign takes on a designer makeover this year as, partnering with luxury toy-art collective Papinee, The Peninsula’s iconic holiday mascot SnowPage dresses to impress, with a percentage of proceeds from each SnowPage donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. SnowPages can be purchased at the hotels for USD75 each, or for more information, visit peninsula.com/snowpage​.

The Peninsula’s iconic holiday mascot SnowPage dresses to impress, with a percentage of proceeds from each SnowPage donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

The Peninsula’s iconic holiday mascot SnowPage dresses to impress, with a percentage of proceeds from each SnowPage donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

Hand-made with luxurious fabrics and detailed embroidery, the desirable limited-edition SnowPages also include the chance to win the experience of a lifetime with surprise seasonal gifts. In each Peninsula hotel around the world, hidden inside a large number of the boxes are “Golden Tickets” for bespoke Peninsula adventures specially designed to create lasting memories for all the family.

Lucky guests have the chance to win grand prizes of a two-night stay for four in the hotels’ top suites, a fun dinner for four, daily breakfast plus exciting Peninsula Academy family experiences including exclusive picnics, making and flying kites, learning how to prepare dim sum, delicious desserts and more. Other prizes feature delectable dinners for four, or the celebrated Peninsula Afternoon Tea sets, all intended to forge indelible impressions and meaningful memories.

Specializing in creating magnificent toys showcasing beautiful embroidery and detailed craftsmanship, toy-art collective Papinee has designed 10 exclusive limited edition SnowPage toys inspired by the arts, culture and architecture of each Peninsula destination, with just 300 SnowPages created for each city.

The Peninsula Hong Kong SnowPage is inspired by vibrant Hong Kong nights in a dark navy jacket colourfully embroidered with vintage neon motifs. In addition to his signature Page cap, The Peninsula Beijing SnowPage sports a red patterned coat with a traditional Chinese dragon design. The New York SnowPage looks suave in red, white and blue with hints of New York’s Art Deco movement, while the Tokyo SnowPage wears a classic kimono embellished with cherry blossoms.

The Peninsula Paris SnowPage features iconic architectural details of the newest Peninsula’s Haussmannian roots in navy with delicate silver embroidery and pearl buttons, while at The Peninsula Bangkok SnowPage is dressed in radiant gold with embroidered elephants and traditional Thai patterns. The Peninsula Shanghai SnowPage cuts a dapper figure in red and metallic gold with Art Nouveau-inspired ornamentation, while Chicago architectural elements adorn the stylish blue and white jacket worn by The Peninsula Chicago SnowPage.

SnowPage from The Peninsula Manila sports a vibrant ethnic Filipino tribal pattern in red, blue and yellow, with a sun motif reflecting the Philippine national flag. In the spirit of the sunshine and glamour of Los Angeles, The Peninsula Beverly Hills SnowPage – complete with sunglasses – embodies the ambience of sunny California and the hotel’s relaxing rooftop swimming pool.

The Peninsula Hotels’ festive celebrations get even more special with magical tree lighting ceremonies launching the 2015 holiday season at each hotel, accompanied by carol singing, colorful decorations and delicious Christmas treats. Throughout December, curated festive experiences for the whole family will thrill guests both young and old. Junior guests will adore a winter-themed Festive Academy, plus fun activities including gingerbread cookie decorating classes and more.

The Peninsula Hotels continues the holiday theme with dedicated festive afternoon teas – a festive version of the world-famous Afternoon Tea served at each Peninsula Hotel, which includes a SnowPage ornament, with Make-A-Wish receiving a donation for every one sold.

A charming video, filmed at The Peninsula New York, goes behind the scenes of the hotel to create the magical SnowPage. Clic here to see the video. A dedicated section of The Peninsula Hotels’ website (peninsula.com/snowpage), launching in mid-November, showcases the exciting seasonal experiences for the whole family at each hotel, including holiday feasts, cocktails, gift hampers and winter-themed spa treatments.

The Art Of Pink Transforms The Peninsula Manila Once Again This October Into A Staunch Supporter In The Global Fight Against Breast Cancer

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Peninsula In Pink Undergoes A Creative Makeover To Become The Art Of Pink Where Guests Enjoy Artwork By The Best Filipino Artists And Galleries, A Charitable Art Auction, Pink-Themed Afternoon Teas And Floral Decorations And Extra Pink-Tinted Treats And Surprises.

The Peninsula in Pink Campaign

The Peninsula in Pink Campaign

The Peninsula Manila is again thinking pink for a purpose this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women and the second-most common cancer in the world today, accounting for one in 10 of all new cancers diagnosed worldwide, and nearly one in four female cancer cases. With these statistics in mind, The Peninsula Hotels decided to harness its resources and create the Peninsula In Pink Charitable Initiative.

“The Art of Pink” at The Peninsula Hotels, designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities in the hotels' local communities. (All Images Courtesy of The Peninsula Hotels Communications Department)

“The Art of Pink” at The Peninsula Hotels, designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities in the hotels’ local communities. (All Images Courtesy of The Peninsula Hotels Communications Department)

Launched in Hong Kong in 2010, Peninsula in Pink is an annual event at all the Peninsula hotels in Asia, North America and Europe. Each hotel shows its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by creating pink-inspired afternoon teas, cocktails, dining and spa promotions and special events, with part of the proceeds donated to a local breast cancer organization.

In keeping with the global commitment to support innovative art, The Peninsula Manila will host an exhibition of artwork at The Lobby from September 15 to October by acclaimed Filipino artists BenCab, Plet Bolipata, Elmer Borlongan, Impy Pilapil and Ramon Orlina; industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue; and select pieces from the collections of some of the finest contemporary Filipino galleries such as Artinformal, Avellana Art Gallery, Galleria Duemila, Silverlens, The Drawing Room and Tin–aw. All the pieces will be auctioned on October 1 by official auction partner Christie’s, with the proceeds donated to the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc which is rehabilitating the Breast Care Center of East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City.

The Art of Pink builds on the partnerships The Peninsula Manila has created with leading Filipino artists and galleries to provide guests and the public with privileged access to art by established masters and emerging artists.

Benedicto Reyes Cabrera or BenCab, as he is more popularly known is widely hailed as a master of contemporary Philippine art. In 2006, he was conferred the Order of National Artist for Visual Arts by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in Malacanang Palace.

Plet Bolipata is a sculptor, artist and designer whose cheeky sense of humor allows her to overlap and intersect with different forms of visual arts.

Elmer Borlongan is one of the most prominent contemporary Filipino painters best known for his distinctive use of figurative expressionism. He is a recipient of the Cultural Center of the Philippines‘ Thirteen Artist Awards in 1994, and his works have since become some of the most widely exhibited and sought after at auctions among Southeast Asian artists.

Impy Pilapil is one of the Philippine’s foremost sculptors. Preferring to use the mediums of glass, stone and metal – and often together – her works have a transcendental quality fusing the elements of sky, water, wind and oceanic solitude.

Kenneth Cobonpue is a multi-awarded industrial designer and manufacturer known for integrating locally sourced materials with innovative, hand-made production processes. Cobonpue’s brand is known around the world for its unique designs and roster of clientele that include Hollywood celebrities like Brad Pitt and members of royalty. In 2007, TIME magazine called him “rattan’s first virtuoso.”

Ramon Orlina is a multi-awarded glass sculptor who explores forms though glass cullets or crystal blocks, exploiting their translucent quality and smooth finish produced from months of reshaping and grinding.

Artinformal (representing Eugenia Alcaide), Avellana Art Gallery (representing Francis “Kiko” Arnaez), Galleria Duemila (representing Duddley Diaz), Silverlens (representing Bernardo Pacquing), The Drawing Room (representing Gaston Damag) and Tin–aw (representing Brenda Fajardo and Julie Lluch) are among the finest contemporary Philippine art galleries who are riding a wave of interest in art sweeping through Southeast Asia.

In Southeast Asia, the Philippines has the highest incidence of breast cancer,” says The Peninsula Manila General Manager, Ms Sonja Vodusek. “One in every 13 Filipinos falls victim to it and as a woman, a sister, a daughter and the general manager of an institution that has worked for nearly 40 years with various local organizations to help make a difference in the lives of Filipino people, I believe very strongly in the fight against this terrible disease.”

This is the impetus behind The Peninsula Manila’s continuing partnership with the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc as the charity of choice for its Art of Pink fundraising efforts. The hotel is also partnering with The Estée Lauder Companies, whose Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign is devoted to defeating breast cancer through education and medical research, and Pink for Life Foundation Inc, a non-profit non-stock charitable foundation whose mission is to provide deeply discounted chemotherapy treatment for patients with Stage 1 to 2 breast cancer.

Every October, The Peninsula Manila launches its Peninsula in Pink Campaign, an initiative to raise awareness and funds in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness

Every October, The Peninsula Manila launches its Peninsula in Pink Campaign, an initiative to raise awareness and funds in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness

At the conclusion of last year’s campaign, The Peninsula Manila raised P 5,900,000 – seed money that will be used to rehabilitate the Breast Care Center of the government-run East Avenue Medical Center. The center currently services 30-50 patients in space that can barely accommodate 20 individuals. The three-phased plan for the center will include enlarging the reception area, adding another wing as well as building a second floor, and purchasing 20 chemotherapy infusion chairs to supplement the two La-Z Boy recliners that they have.

Pink is the preferred color at The Peninsula Manila every October, and to support The Art of Pink initiative, the fountain, main entrances and guardian door lions of the hotel will be artfully illuminated in pink each evening from October 1 to 31, 2015.

As always, an exclusive PENINSULA IN PINK RIBBON PIN has been designed to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every Peninsula Manila staff member will wear this specially commissioned pink ribbon pin throughout October in support of this initiative. Pins are available for sale at a dedicated donation desk in The Lobby for P 250 nett, with a portion from each pin sold donated to the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc.

The Lobby’s offers a special The Art of Pink Peninsula Afternoon Tea, featuring rose-tinted sweets and savory treats.

The Lobby’s offers a special The Art of Pink Peninsula Afternoon Tea, featuring rose-tinted sweets and savory treats.

The Lobby’s premium teas selected and blended by The Peninsula’s tea masters can be enjoyed throughout October with a special The Art of Pink Peninsula Afternoon Tea, featuring rose-tinted sweet and savory treats presented on a tiered platter for P 1,250 or from a buffet for P 1,680. In addition, the Pink Afternoon Tea offers may be paired with a glass of rosé Champagne at P 1,980 for the set or at P 2,350 for the buffet. For every The Art of Pink Peninsula Afternoon Tea sold, guests will receive a PENINSULA IN PINK RIBBON PIN and a donation will be made to the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc.

The annual Peninsula in Pink campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities is undergoing a creative makeover to become The Art of Pink. All of the Peninsula hotels worldwide will present a month of pink-infused art, dining and room experiences for guests to enjoy, such as the Pink Belle at The Peninsula Manila.

The annual Peninsula in Pink campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities is undergoing a creative makeover to become The Art of Pink. All of the Peninsula hotels worldwide will present a month of pink-infused art, dining and room experiences for guests to enjoy, such as the Pink Belle at The Peninsula Manila.

A special themed pink dessert will also be on offer in all the restaurants throughout October – “Pink Belle”, an airy confection of ivory chocolate, strawberry, mascarpone and Madagascar vanilla for P 490, including a PENINSULA IN PINK RIBBON PIN. More pink pastries are available at The Peninsula Boutique at P 190 each. For every pink dessert sold, a donation will be made to the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc.

The annual Peninsula in Pink campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities is undergoing a creative makeover to become The Art of Pink. All of the Peninsula hotels worldwide will present a month of pink-infused art, dining and room experiences for guests to enjoy, such as the Pinkilicious cocktail. at The Peninsula Manila.

The annual Peninsula in Pink campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities is undergoing a creative makeover to become The Art of Pink. All of the Peninsula hotels worldwide will present a month of pink-infused art, dining and room experiences for guests to enjoy, such as the Pinkilicious cocktail. at The Peninsula Manila.

All restaurants will offer a “Pinktini” – a delicious pink cocktail concocted to honor this meaningful initiative, priced at P 600, including a PENINSULA IN PINK RIBBON PIN, and P 400 without the pin. A pink mocktail – “Pinkilicious” – is available at P 490 with a PENINSULA IN PINK RIBBON PIN, and P320 without the pin. For every drink sold, a donation will also be made to the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc.

The annual Peninsula in Pink campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities is undergoing a creative makeover to become The Art of Pink. All of the Peninsula hotels worldwide will present a month of pink-infused art, dining and room experiences for guests to enjoy, such as the Pink Cosmo at The Peninsula Manila.

The annual Peninsula in Pink campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities is undergoing a creative makeover to become The Art of Pink. All of the Peninsula hotels worldwide will present a month of pink-infused art, dining and room experiences for guests to enjoy, such as the Pink Cosmo at The Peninsula Manila.

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“The Art Of Pink” At The Peninsula Hotels Showcases Pink-Themed Art By Global Artists; Plus Inventive Dining And Events To Raise Funds For Global Breast Cancer Charities

The Peninsula Hotels in Asia, North America and Europe are again thinking pink for a purpose this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Marking its fifth anniversary in 2015, the Peninsula In Pink Charitable Initiative is undergoing a creative makeover to become “The Art of Pink.” In keeping with The Peninsula’s global commitment to the arts, each hotel will exhibit specially commissioned pink-inspired artworks by acclaimed global artists, including internationally celebrated photographer Chen Man in Shanghai, renowned Chinese contemporary painter and installation artist Qin Feng in Beijing, Thailand’s best-known cartoonist Chiratorn Chirapravati in Bangkok, internationally recognized Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amorós in New York, French sculptor Nathalie Decoster in Paris, and prominent Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa in Chicago.

“The Art of Pink” at The Peninsula Hotels, designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities in the hotels' local communities. (All Images Courtesy of The Peninsula Hotels Communications Department)

“The Art of Pink” at The Peninsula Hotels, designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities in the hotels’ local communities. (All Images Courtesy of The Peninsula Hotels Communications Department)

The pink masterpieces exclusively created for Peninsula will be exhibited at each hotel and auctioned, with the proceeds donated to local breast cancer charities.

Supporting innovative public art around the world is an ongoing commitment at The Peninsula Hotels. The Art of Pink Campaign builds on the partnerships each hotel has created with leading art museums, galleries and private collectors to provide guests with privileged access to groundbreaking art by established global masters and emerging local artists.

French sculptor Nathalie Decoster

French sculptor Nathalie Decoster (All Images Courtesy of The Peninsula Hotels Communications Department)

Internationally celebrated Chinese photographer Chen Man

Internationally celebrated Chinese photographer Chen Man (All Images Courtesy of The Peninsula Hotels Communications Department)

Highlights of The Art of Pink in 2015 also include pink-themed gala fundraising events featuring charitable auctions of the pink art masterpieces, plus special Peninsula dining and spa promotions and exclusive items donated by partner brands. Each Peninsula hotel will adopt its own creative theme for the event. Examples of giving back in a fun way include The Peninsula Bangkok teaming up with selected independent restaurants to present an evening of fine cocktails and cuisine in a pop-up format, and The Peninsula Hong Kong partnering with leading global auction house Christie’s for a first-of-its-kind gala and live auction of pink-themed luxury items.

A popular part of every Peninsula in Pink campaign is the Pink Afternoon Tea. This October, guests at The Lobby of each hotel will relish a creatively themed The Art of Pink Peninsula Afternoon Tea, featuring rose-tinted sweet and savory treats served on a tiered silver platter, and accompanied by rosé wines and 252767bubbles.

Guests at Peninsula hotels can also participate by purchasing the specially commissioned pink ribbon pin during October, together with enjoying the collection of pink-infused gourmet dining and spa experiences, with part of the proceeds donated to local breast cancer charities.

The creative theming of each Peninsula In Pink Campaign is designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities in the hotels’ local communities. In its first four years, the Peninsula in Pink campaign has raised over USD 500,000. A dedicated webpage, www.peninsula.com/pink, will be launched in October featuring information on all Art of Pink initiatives, including the campaign’s history, photographs and videos.

The funds raised by Peninsula in Pink help local organizations to provide improved breast cancer-care facilities and services to patients in need. Examples include The Peninsula Manila, which is supporting the construction of a new and improved Breast Care Center at the East Avenue Medical Center, and The Peninsula Chicago, which helps transport breast cancer patients to and from medical appointments in the hotel’s fleet of MINI Clubman cars.